Career and Technical Education (B.S.)

Admission Requirements

  1. Verified full-time trade experience: four years with high school diploma, or two years with an A.A.S. degree in the occupational area, or one year with a B.S. degree and 36 credit hours of coursework in the occupational area, or a work-study arrangement (see EPOT, below).
  2. High school diploma or equivalent: High school students interested in entering the program prior to completing the required work experience may apply for the EPOT program (Early Preparation of Occupational Teachers). Applicants must be able to locate a position in their trade. They will take courses in the evening, leading to a B.S. degree and teacher certification, while learning their trade in a paid position. The program takes about five years to complete.
  3. Admission review.
  4. Trade proficiency verified by a practical and theoretical examination.
  5. Students entering the program must take Buffalo State College’s math and English competency exams prior to the completion of 9 hours of college credit.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours33-39
Major Field (30 credit hours)
Professional Requirements (36 credit hours)
TTE 100COMPREHENSIVE THEORETICAL TRADE OR TECHNICAL SKILLS15
TTE 200COMPREHENSIVE THEORETICAL TRADE OR TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE SKILLS15
CTE 301FOUNDATIONS OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION3
CTE 302CURRICULUM AND EVALUATION IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION3
CTE 303INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION3
CTE 306CLASSROOM/LABORATORY MANAGEMENT3
CTE 311CAREER MENTORING3
CTE 402ASSESSMENT IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION3
CTE 404METHODS OF TEACHING CAREER AND TECHNICAL SUBJECTS3
CTE 421CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS3
TTE 413STUDENT TEACHING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION6
Required Courses in Other Fields (3 credit hours)
SPF 303EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION3
EDU 416TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS3
All College Electives
18-21 credit hours18-21
Total Credit Hours120